Phoenix Hat Company

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deadlyhandsome, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. DOGMAN

    DOGMAN One Too Many

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    What did I do now......Can't wait to see what you create.
     
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    Partial definition of catalyst: a person or thing that precipitates an event.
    That would be you Dog.
     
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  3. I got into blacksmithing once but after I had made 2 sets of fireplace tools, 3 sets of BBQ tools including pigtails, & a pipe tamper I gave it up.
     
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    Don't know how I'll do with it Jack. It'll come off the bucket list, one way or the other. Curious to know why you gave it up.
     
  5. I really wanted to develop my skill level to get into knife making, but those guys all use gas forges & trip hammers. I never wanted to get into ornamental iron work. I really couldn't think of anything I could design & make other than what I mentioned. I still have lots of mild carbon & high carbon steels in my shop that I brought home over the yrs.
     
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    I don't have the room or the inclination to have the big machinery. As with my hat making, I prefer to do most things by hand. Hey, next time you see all that beautiful steel lying around your shop, think about the Phoenix Hat Company barter program. I'll be starting with mostly 1084 and 1095 steel I think.
     
  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You could have the best shod horse in the hollar some day!
     
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  8. I have quite a bit of high carbon 1095 spring steel I was going to make knives out of.
     
  9. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    My first thought was Winchester’s felts must really be going downhill if they have to be beaten into shape. My second thought was “just what Rick needs, another iron in the fire.” (pun intended). :)


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  10. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    A man after my own heart, about to retire and I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up!

     
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    Great pun Brent. Also the same thing most of my friends have told me. Too many irons in the fire. I've told them I have a simple solution. Build a bigger fire.
     
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    Funny you should say that bb. It so happens I live in a historic neighborhood in Knoxville called Happy Holler. I don't have a horse though. If I did I'd be learning how to make saddles.
     
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    You know I'm right there with you Randy. I think we all regress eventually anyway. I just won't have as far to go.
     
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  14. OT Rick, so I'll end with this.

    I was trying to make replicas of old time carbon steel knives. Here are a couple I hand forged out of 1095 spring steel. I also made a couple of knives with partial serrated edges from the blade of an old handsaw.

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    The bigger knife has a notch & one sided edge ground up the back.
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    I wanted to make a Damascus steel old time sheath knife but that's when you really need a trip hammer.
     
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  15. Frunobulax

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    And I was always of the impression ACME made the best ones.
     
  16. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Meep, meep!


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  17. humanshoes

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    When fact meets fiction...
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  18. frussell

    frussell One Too Many

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    These are awesome. I have part of my great grandfather’s buffalo skinning kit (my avatar photo is him from that era), including a few knives he supposedly made from old files and tools. They are very similar to what you posted, but with antler handles. I envy your ability to create something that useful.
     
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    The "Santiago" hat arrived safely in Chile and the customer set about turning it into a hat that is uniquely his own. I love to see these expressions of individuality and fearless hat bashing.
    Santiago Before and After.jpg
     
  20. Rmccamey

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    That is very unique and, as you say, very much individual. Very nice!

     
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